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10 Days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Overview of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

The 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda is a 10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda, Kidepo Valley National park & Murchison falls national park wildlife trip. Your entire trip features a boat cruise to the source of the Nile river in Jinja, Sipi falls hike in Mount Elgon national park, community tour and wildlife encounters at Kidepo Valley National Park, a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls at Murchison Falls National Park.

On arrival at Entebbe international airport on day 1, with a 4×4 safari Landcruiser, a knowledgeable English-speaking Uganda safari driver guide picks you up and starts the transfer to a hotel/lodge in Kampala. You arrive, check in and relax at the lodge before driving to Jinja source of the Nile for a cruise to the source of the Nile river after which you continue to Kapchorwa where you spend the night. The next morning, you spend the day on a Sipi falls hike then transfer to Moroto the next day. You spend a day in Moroto then transfer to Kidepo the next day. After a full day game drive in Kidepo the next day you are transferred to Gulu town the next morning. You then continue to Murchison Falls National Park for a game drive, boat cruise and hike to the top of the falls from where you are driven back to Entebbe international airport with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Highlights of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Day 1: On arrival at Entebbe international airport, a Uganda safari guide will meet you and make a transfer to a lodging facility in Kampala.

Day 2: You are driven towards Mount Elgon national park with a stop at Jinja source of the Nile for a boat cruise then continue arriving in the evening to Kapchorwa.

Day 3: After breakfast, you take a Sipi falls tour to the beautiful green landscape of Kapchorwa as you hike to the top of the falls.

Day 4: From Kapchorwa after breakfast, you will be driven to the heart of kidepo Valley in Moroto town.

Day 5: Continuing from Moroto town, you are driven to Kidepo valley National park going past the Karamojong communities in what you can refer to as raw Africa.

Day 6: Along the Narus river, you take a game drive in the golden valley of Kidepo, you have lunch and then continue with an evening game drive.

Day 7: From Kidepo, you are driven to Gulu town in northern Uganda driving past scenic landscapes.

Day 8: From Gulu, you are driven to Murchison Falls National Park arriving in the evening for check in and dinner at a booked accommodation in Murchison falls park.

Day 9: In the morning, you go for a morning game drive, have lunch and then after undertake an evening boat cruise and hike to the top of the splendid Murchison Falls.

Day 10: After morning breakfast, you are driven back to Entebbe international airport for a departure flight with a stop at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Detailed day by day itinerary of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Day 1 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

On setting foot to Entebbe international airport at the shores of Lake Victoria, you meet a Uganda tour driver guide who welcomes you to Uganda. Your driver guide ensures all transfers from the airport to a booked hotel in Uganda Kampala where you will spend the night. During the drive, your guide briefs you about the tour in general where after you arrive, check in and spend the night as you relax from jet lag.

Day 2 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

After an early breakfast from your hotel, your driver guide will get you there for a drive to Eastern Uganda. After about a 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive, you stop at the Nile River for an adventure experience. You take a boat cruise to the source of the Nile then after be driven to Kapchorwa in far Eastern Uganda. Arriving in the evening in Kapchorwa, you check in, relax and spend the night at an accommodation in Mount Elgon National Park that was prior booked.  You can take a coffee tour in the evening to the community with a local guide who takes you through the process in which coffee is produced locally.

 

Day 3 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

After breakfast, you take time in the beautiful countryside to visit the foot hills of Mount Elgon to Sipi Falls filled with a beautiful backdrop. On a full day hike, you are able to visit all the three Sipi falls sited in this beautiful flower, birds, waterfalls and streams filled paradise. Anticipate to spend a day in this beautiful haven with picturesque waterfalls and caves. Here you will take several memorable pictures then after return to your lodging facility in the evening.

Day 4 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

After breakfast your driver guide will start the drive for a wildlife safari in Uganda’s Kidepo Valley National Park. Driving to the heart of the golden Kidepo valley going past the dotted Pian-Upe wildlife reserve and Bokora wildlife reserve.  You have lunch en route as you go past scenic places of Napak and several bird species. You proceed to Moroto which is the biggest town in the region where you spend the night.

Day 5 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Early morning after breakfast, you embark on a drive to the “untouched” Kidepo Valley National Park. This is most referred to as the best wilderness in Africa and the best safari destination or national park in Uganda. Past some of the most beautiful landscapes, you will arrive to this less crowded safari park of Uganda where you will have the chance to have an interaction and learn what makes this place a great destination. You check in, have dinner and spend a night at an accommodation in Kidepo valley National Park.

Accommodation options: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 6 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Following breakfast, you are driven by your Uganda safari driver guide to Kidepo valley park for a whole day game viewing experience. Taking the Kakine circuit, you get the chance to glimpse at the Kuddu, an antelope, the elusive cheetah and many more species of the wild. Later on, after a meal you are driven to the Kanangarok hot spring point where you have chance to have a clear view of the whole park till sunset as several species roam within the grassy plains.

Accommodation options: Apoka Safari Lodge (Luxury/up-market), Nga’ Moru Wilderness Camp (Mid-range), Apoka Rest Camp/UWA Bandas (Budget/basic)

Day 7 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

This morning after breakfast you pack your bags and bid farewell to Kidepo valley national park. The drive takes you to Gulu town in Northern Uganda taking an en route game drive arriving in the afternoon for lunch and relaxation at a booked accommodation.

Day 8 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

Waking up in the warm side of the country, you have relaxed breakfast then embark on the drive to Murchison Falls National Park. The drive takes you to a booked accommodation in Murchison falls national park where you spend the night.

Day 9 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

A morning game drive at Murchison Falls park starts your day from 7:00am within the vast savannah plains of the park. The elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes alongside many more wild species are possible sightings of the morning. The game drive within wildlife natural habitat lasts 2-4 hours then after return to your lodge for lunch or have packed lunch.

In the afternoon at 2:00pm, you go for a boat cruise/launch trip to the bottom of the awe-inspiring Murchison falls where you look out for numerous schools of hippos, crocodiles and water birds at the bottom of the falls. At the boat set off point you have chance to experience the traditional music and dance from the local people of this community. The boat cruise to the bottom of the falls offers a start point for the hike to the top of the magnificent Murchison falls that takes about 40mins to 1hour. You find your driver guide waiting for you at the top of the falls for a drive back to your lodging facility.

Accommodation options: Paraa Safari Lodge (Luxury), Pakuba safari lodge (Mid-range), Fort Murchison Lodge (budget)

Day 10 of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

By morning, you have breakfast then be driven back to Entebbe international airport. You branch off to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary for rhino tracking on foot for about 2 hours. The drive continues to Entebbe international airport for drop off as you depart for your way forward flight.

End of the 10 days wildlife safari in Uganda/10 days Mount Elgon tour Uganda

 

 

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